Player watch- How did West Ham’s Darren Randolph rate vs Sweden

The Republic of Ireland took on Sweden in their Euro 2016 opener last night, and West Ham’s Darren Randolph was in goal for the Republic- the only WHUFC player in action yesterday at the Championships (Angelo Ogbonna did not play for Italy). The game ended in a 1-1 draw.

Here is how major papers and websites rated Randolph’s performance against Sweden [Read more…]

Video- West Ham’s Dimitri Payet scores fantastic goal against Romania

This Dimi Payet goal v Romania was another moment of class from the West Ham star as he helped hosts France edge Romania in the opening game of Euro 2016 last night. Payet’s goal, a stunner, was the winning one for Les Bleus after Giroud’s opener had been cancelled out by Stancu [Read more…]

Away kit to be released tomorrow | Is this leaked pic the real one?

West Ham United officially tweeted today that the new away kit for the 2016/17 Premier League season will be released tomorrow.

A leaked pic, courtesy the well known footballkitnews.com website seems to indicate that we will have a white away kit. The colours seem to match a teaser shot for the away kit that has been released on Twitter [Read more…]

West Ham players at Euro 2016 | Which WHUFC players will be at the Championships?

With Euro 2016 just a week away, we take a look at the West Ham players who have made their respective nation’s 23 member shortlist.

West Ham will have four players at the Championships- one from Groups A and B and two in Group E.

The Group A representative is of course Dimitri Payet, who will be looking to help France lift the title on home soil after a stunning Premier League season.

Welsh defender James Collins is the solitary West Ham player in Group B. [Read more…]

Dimi does it again- West Ham star Payet scores fabulous free kick goal against Cameroon

Dimitri Payet’s making a habit of scoring some fantastic free kicks, and here’s another good one that gave France a last gasp 3-2 win over Cameroon in their international friendly against the Indomitable Lions last night in Nantes.

Les Bleus took the lead twice, but Cameroon responded on both occasions to draw the tie at 2-2 before Payet had the last say with this gem [Read more…]

United interested in Reece Oxford

Manchester United are interested in securing the services of talented West Ham youngster Reece Oxford, and according to some very reliable sources in the press, have already tabled a bid in the region of £15m for him.

The versatile Oxford, who can play in both midfield and defence, wants more first team football, but one has to wonder whether United, and more specifically their new manager Jose Mourinho, would be the right options for his development.

Oxford made 12 appearances last season and has two years left on his contract [Read more…]

WHUFC player watch Video – Enner Valencia goal v Peru at Copa America

West Ham United’s Ecuadorean star Enner Valencia scored for his side in their Copa America Centenario game against Peru early this morning. Valencia helped Ecuador stage a comeback from 2-0 down as they drew 2-2 [Read more…]

Lacazette number one target as striker search continues

Having been linked with a whole host of strikers in recent weeks following remarks made by owner David Sullivan concerning his side’s need for new attacking threat [Read more…]

Sullivan reveals that West Ham have made a 30 million euro bid for a player

David Sullivan has revealed to Sky Sports News that West Ham have put in a 30 million euro bid for a player. He also mentioned that the Hammers were ready to make another £20m-25m bid for a striker in England later this week, and could spend as much as £50m on transfers this summer.

Is the 30 million euro player Batshuayi? Or is it Lacazette? Sullivan quoting the figures in Euros would indicate a foreign player.

Either way, it is a statement of intent and will put all player agents into active-mode as they know West Ham are seriously interested in a striker and are ready to stump up cash.

Here is his full quote, for those interested [Read more…]

Sullivan reveals West Ham asked for Harry Kane in exchange for Cheikhou Kouyate

West Ham chairman David Sullivan has revealed that the club asked for Harry Kane in exchange when Spurs came shopping for Cheikhou Kouyate last summer. The Lilywhites tabled an unsuccessful £15m bid for the medio as Mauricio Pochettino, a big fan of the Senegal international , looked to bolster his side. [Read more…]

First game at the Olympic Stadium will have Juve as opponents in Betway Cup

West Ham have officially confirmed that their first game at the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will have Italian champions Juventus as opponents. The Old Lady, who have just won Serie A for a fifth straight season, will square off against the Hammers on 7 August 2016 (Sunday, 1pm kick off) [Read more…]

Video Aaron Cresswell’s super goal v Leicester

Cracking strike this one from Hammers defender Aaron Cresswell in his side’s 2-2 draw with Leicester on 17 April, 2016. Should end up as one of the nominees for the club’s goal of the season. Might be shaded by Payet for the eventual award, but it’s very nice goal in it’s own right [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet celebrates birthday with fantastic free kick v Russia

Dimitri Payet celebrated his 29th birthday in style with this fabulous free kick against Russia. France won 4-2, with Kante, who shares his birthday with Payet, also scoring. How often do you get to see two players from the same national team scoring on their birthday? [Read more…]

Video West Ham complete amazing comeback to win 3-2 against Everton

Unbelievable scenes this afternoon at Goodison Park, as West Ham scored thrice in the last fifteen minutes to win against Everton after being 2-0 down. The winning goal, fittingly, was scored by newly crowned London Player of the Year Dimi Payet [Read more…]

Dimi named Player of the Year at London Football Awards

Another feather in the cap of Dimi Payet as he was named Player of the Year at the London Football Awards last night. Dimi pipped Mesut Ozil (Arsenal), Willian (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Spurs) and Odion Ighalo (Watford) to the award following a fantastic debut season where he’s been nothing short of inspirational for the Hammers [Read more…]

Video Michail Antonio does Homer Simpson celebration after goal vs Sunderland

Michail Antonio opened the scoring in the 30th minute for West Ham against Sunderland in today’s league clash at the Boleyn Ground, and check out his celebration after the goal- a little tribute to Homer Simpson [Read more…]

West Ham vs Sunderland preview- the return of Big Sam

Two weeks after a memorable victory over Manchester United, relegation threatened Sunderland travel to the Boleyn Ground this weekend in the Premier League, with manager Sam Allardyce making his first and last trip to the stadium where he is revered by many for getting the Hammers back to the top flight following their relegation in 2011.

Although Allardyce’s tenure at the Hammers didn’t quite end on a happy note, he is still a respected figure, with current boss Slaven Bilic saying ahead of the game that big Sam had done “great for West Ham”.

After 26 rounds of the Premier League and plenty of many memorable matches, the Hammers are currently in 7th position. Although that’s a bit of a far cry from the elusive top 4 places that the lads enjoyed in the 6-7th and 10th weeks, they still have good chances at finishing this season well: but first, there’s Sunderland to get through. [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet scores glorious free-kick vs Blackburn

Dimitri Payet continues to star for us, and here is a video of him scoring a glorious free kick in the FA Cup tie against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. Got a nice hug from Slav at the end! [Read more…]

Video West Ham 2-0 Aston Villa- Lawro gets prediction right & Manager Thoughts

Surprise, surprise! Mark Lawrenson’s just got his prediction for the West Ham vs Aston Villa game spot on. And if you’re a WHUFC fan who also keeps track of Lawro’s predictions at the Beeb, you’ll understand why this is such big news.

Lawro predicted it would go 2-0 in favour of the Hammers, and so it did, with second half goals from Antonio and Kouyate setting up a win over the struggling Villans, who had Ayew sent off in the first half.

Check out the video highlights from the game, plus what both managers had to say, with Villa boss Remi Garde lamenting Jonathan Moss’ decision not to award a penalty when it was 0-0 [Read more…]

Video- Beautiful Enner Valencia & Payet free kick goals give Hammers victory against Cherries

Dimitri Payet and Enner Valencia both showed their class last night as West Ham came from behind to beat Bournemouth 3-1. Both scored very, very good free kicks after Harry Arter’s first ever Premiership goal had put the Cherries ahead. Check out this video from the game- a very entertaining clash, both goalkeepers kept busy, with some cracking goals thrown in.

Three straight wins in the league after Christmas. And the club’s official Twitter feed even had something cheeky to say to poor old Mark Lawrenson. Must admit that I was a bit worried at half time though! [Read more…]

Player Watch Video- Carlton Cole scores his first Celtic goal

Hammers legend Carlton Cole netted his first official goal in Celtic colours in the Hoops’ 3-0 Scottish Cup win away at Stanraer. Carlton’s goal came on 42 minutes, while Leigh Griffiths also netted twice (18′, 84′) for the visitors.

Forgetting that it was a Cup clash, Carlton was quoted after the game saying “We got the job done and got the three points”. However he did see the funny side of it and even made a mention of it on his Twitter account (@CarltonCole1) [Read more…]

Loan Player Watch Video- Martin Samuelsen scores very nice goal for Posh in FA Cup

West Ham starlet Martin Samuelsen, currently on loan at Peterborough United, scored a very nice goal in his side’s 2-0 win in the FA Cup against Preston North End. Samuelsen’s goal v Preston was the opening goal of the game, and came on 7 minutes. Posh sealed victory thanks to Conor Washington’s second half strike [Read more…]

Video- What happened last time? West Ham vs Wolves 2-0 January 1 2011

West Ham are due to meet Wolverhampton Wanderers in the FA Cup tomorrow (January 9, 2016), and this will be the first meeting between the two sides in over FIVE years. The last competitive fixture between the two sides took place back on January 1, 2011 (in the 2010/11 PL season), with the Hammers winning 2-0 thanks to an own goal from Ronald Zubar and a late strike from Freddie Sears. [Read more…]

Ravel Morrison hints that he could play in Noble testimonial game

Former Hammers youth star Ravel Morrison has hinted on Twitter that he is likely to be part of Mark Noble’s testimonial game. The skipper joined West Ham as a 13 year old schoolboy and is nearing 350 appearances for the club, and a testimonial game between the current West Ham United first team and a Hammers All-Stars squad has been scheduled for Monday 28 March, 2016 at the Boleyn Ground [Read more…]

Video West Ham vs Stoke 0-0 | Stubborn Butland denies Hammers

Jack Butland produced a great performance in between the sticks as Stoke held West Ham in this clash on 12 December, 2015. The visitors didn’t quite get the slick game that beat Man City last week going, but did enough to keep another clean sheet- their seventh in nine games. First start for Michail Antonio. [Read more…]

Are Louisa Johnson & Reece Oxford dating? X Factor Finalist hits it off with Hammers starlet

X Factor finalist Louisa Johnson is reportedly texting Hammers midfield starlet Reece Oxford after hitting it off on a visit to Chadwell Heath earlier this month. Louisa’s father Dave is a die hard West Ham fan and the two paid a visit to the club’s training ground last weekend.

Oxford, 16, impressed one and all by showing maturity beyond his years in West Ham’s surprise win over Arsenal earlier this season [Read more…]

Reid and Moses out till New Year- Bilic blames Chadwell Heath

Winston Reid and Victor Moses are expected to be out for an extended period of time, adding to West Ham’s injury woes. Reid was injured in training on Wednesday and will have a scan tomorrow to determine the nature of his injury, but Bilic has already said that the initial diagnosis is not good and he will be out for a minimum of 4-6 weeks.

Moses picked up his injury in the game against United last weekend, and is set for a similar spell on the sidelines.

The duo joining an increasing crowded injury list, but what will worry Bilic is that the players who are on the treatment table are among his most influential- the likes of Dimitri Payet, Enner Valencia, Diafra Sakho and Manuel Lanzini have been key to West Ham’s success this season. [Read more…]

FA Cup Third Round Draw- Hammers to face Wolves

The draw for the third round of the 2015/16 FA Cup has been made, and the Hammers have been drawn to play Wolverhampton Wanderers at home. The game will played on 9 January, 2016 (15.00 KO)

Wolves, at the time of writing this article, are 14th in the Championship, having won three of their last ten fixtures, and this is a game we could, and should, easily win, even with all the injuries [Read more…]

Video Manchester United v West Ham 2015 Extended Highlights (English Commentary)

Check out the extended highlights from Man Utd v West Ham (MOTD) version courtesy Vidme. No goals in the game, but a good point for West Ham [Read more…]

Thoughts, Observations and Highlights- Spurs vs West Ham 4-1

This was one bad result that we’ll like to forget. Tough writing about such a fixture, but it needs to be done, so here we go.

While Spurs were favourites going into the match, it wasn’t expected to be a cakewalk for them. We were unbeaten in our last three trips to the Lane, while they had only beaten us once in our last five clashes.

Payet’s injury was a real blow, and this game was another example of how difficult things could be for us without him. We started with Kouyate and Noble in midfield, with Carroll alone upfront [Read more…]

15 year old Idris Kanu makes U21 debut against Brighton & Hove Albion

15 year old Idris Kanu made his debut for West Ham’s U21 squad against Brighton and Hove Albion last night. The teenager started for the team, and was replaced shortly before the hour mark by Jaanai Gordon. West Ham won 2-1, with Martin Samuelsen and Josh Cullen scoring. Alex Pike made his return from injury for the Hammers. Brighton had former Real Madrid youth player Jack Harper in their team for this game at the Amex [Read more…]